Saturday, May 28, 2016

1990s Oscars!!

Greetings all!  I am currently quite miserable, as I am in pain and sick from the medication that was supposed to help with the pain.  As always, watching an absurd amount of movies has helped me cope and has made the days seem a little less endless.  Going into this project, I knew that the 90s was probably going to be my favorite decade.  I was delighted to realize that I still had favorites left to discover, although the 90s certainly had its share of lemons.  So, without further ado, here are the best (and a little bit of the worst) this decade had to offer:

BEST PICTURE: American Beauty
Nominees: The Sixth Sense
                  The Piano
                  Reservoir Dogs
                  The Silence of the Lambs
                  The Bravehearted Will Take the Bride
BEST DIRECTOR: Coen Brothers
Nominees: Martin Scorsese
                  Wes Anderson
                  David Fincher
                  Eric Rohmer
                  Agnes Varda
                  Hideo Nakata
BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore
Nominees: Frances McDormand
                  Toni Collette
                  Holly Hunter
                  Gong Li
                  Maggie Cheung
                  Irene Jacob
                  Susan Sarandon
                 Adrienne Shelley
                 Juliette Binoche
BEST ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins
Nominees: Tom Hanks
                  Steve Buscemi
                  Morgan Freeman
                  Ewan McGregor
                  Ralph Fiennes
                  Jeremy Irons
Nominees: Pretty Woman
                  Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
                  Strictly Ballroom
                  Xich Lo
                  Funny Games
BEST LINE: "Anything happens to my daughter, I got a .45 and a shovel.  I doubt anybody would               miss you."
Nominees: "Look inside yourself.  You are more than what you have become."
                  "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."
                   "Movies don't create psychos.  Movies make psychos more creative!"
                   "Hold onto your butts!"


  1. I love that first line from Clueless!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi there .. and Ohhh .. so sorry ... have a big conciliatory hug for all the pain.. and lots of best wishes ... I know (a bit) where you are .. It was a serious cycle accident that hospitalised / bed bound / house bound me for .. ages .. that started me doing 'The Book'
    At this rate you will be done fairly soon, so now is perhaps a time to out in a plea for you to think about continuing .. something .. once you reach the dread number. Another list? I've sort of ground to a halt on about 920 of TSPDT? list, failed to break above 830 on the NYT 1000 (but not really trying that hard). Or you could try something well left-field .. ("Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art"? - I'm not even half way ..) ( Film Critics Association's Best Romanian Films? - I'm still in single figures ..) but please not 'top 500 musicals'.

  3. It was hard to narrow down the brilliance that was Clueless. Wow I wonder how many List Followers got their start from grave injuries. I think I am going to try to finish all the editions of this Book. Have you done that yet? Then I am not sure. Though I like your musical suggestion...